Great news for Star Trek fans: The newest series will have Sonequa Martin-Green, well known for her role in The Walking Dead, as the leading actress of Star Trek: Discovery.
Star Trek: The Original Series became a phenomenon between 1966 and 1980.
Telling the story of a crew that travels aboard USS Enterprise to explore new worlds, the series brought worldwide fame to actors such as Leonard Nimoy, interpreting the half-human officer Spock, or William Shatner, who impersonated captain James T. Kirk.
CBS confirmed a while ago that the new Star Trek series will be launched at the beginning of 2017 and it will be available worldwide through Netflix, shortly after the original transmission on television.
During San Diego Comic-Con, the company has offered a few details about the new series, confirming that it will be named ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and that the action will take place in the original universe created by Gene Rodenberry.
Given the fact that we have not met Discovery shuttle in any other Star Trek series and its design seems to be slightly outdated than the original Enterprise in the 60s, we may expect the action to be placed between Star Trek: Enterprise with Scott Bakula and the original Star Trek with William Shatner.
Martin-Green, the leading actress, will still continue to play her part in the zombie drama, impersonating Sasha Williams, in parallel with her role in Star Trek: Discovery.
She is the first African-American woman to lead a Star Trek series, but she will not play the captain as in the rest of the series.
‘We’ve seen six series from the captain’s point of view’, explained Fuller, the executive producer.
‘To see a character from a [new] perspective on the starship – one who has different dynamic relationships with a captain, with subordinates, it gave us richer context’, he added.